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@captioncolorado.com >>> good morning. breaking news. a u.s. war plane crashes in libya but the americans are board are said to be safe after a third night of attacks on tripoli and growing diplomatic battles who should take the lead in this mission. we will get the latest from libya and talk with senator john mccain about what is next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in one of the storage pools becomes dangerously hot. concerns continue to grow over radiation leaking into the food and water supply while the death toll continues to skyrocket, "early" this tuesday morning, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15 eagle strike down over libya late last night. >> breaking news we are following this morning. we want to get you the very late evidentest on that american fighter jet. you can see it crashed and what happened to the two on bors, david
,, >>> breaking news. a u.s. warplane crashes in libya, but the americans on board are said to be safe, this after a third night of attacks on tripoli in growing diplomatic battles on who should take the lead. we'll talk with senator john mccain about what's next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> and fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in a store annual pool becomes dangerously hot. concerns grow while the death toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show." chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15-e strike eagle down over libya late last night. >> and that is the breaking news we're following this morning. we want to get you the latest on that american fighter jet. it did crash. what happened to the two on board? david martin joins us from the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: the headline is tha
residents not to worry about radiation plume expected to reach the u.s. later today. >>> also this morning another major story unfolding. the u.n. backed libya's rebels approving a no-fly zone and clearing the path for military action against moammar gadhafi as early as today. we'll bring you the very latest from both libya and japan, "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you, i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. good morning to you. following two major stories on the "early" show this morning. >> of course we're looking at japan. but libya, as we mentioned briefly, the u.n. security council voting to approve that no-fly zone. as you can imagine, there are some strong reaction from moammar gadhafi. he's seen in the video there. many saying this really does pave the way for a military action. what could that mean? what could it look like? we'll get you the very latest on that coming up here. >> exactly. but first let's begin with the very latest on the disaster in japan. the danger level is being raised in
>>> good morning. breaking news. the u.s. government gets set to begin evacuating americans from japan, as danger levels remain high at the crippled nuclear plant. this, despite new attempts by military helicopters to cool off the plant's overheated reactors and fuel rods. the top u.s. nuclear regulator says conditions at the plant are much worse than japanese officials say, and recommend that americans stay 50 miles away. and this morning, there are questions about nearly two dozen u.s. nuclear reactors with the very same design "early" this thursday morning, march 17th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. scenes from earlier. military choppers japanese military helicopters, chinooks dropping sea water on this nuclear plant. again, a part of this last-ditch effort to bring sea water in to help cool down these fuel pools, and also the nuclear rods there at this facility. >> that is the effort from the sky. we're also hearing from water cannons on the ground as they try to bring things in th
to a defiant moammar gadhafi as u.s. warships head toward the region. we'll go live for the latest on the deadly violence and speak about what's next. >>> ultimatum. a new cbs news poll find the majority of americans back union workers in the ongoing budget battles as governor walker threatens layoffs if democrats don't come back to work today. we're live in wisconsin. >>> and flood fears. after heavy rains and torptds pound parts of the midwest, floodwaters rise to dangerous levels and the worst is yet to come. early this tuesday morning march come. early this tuesday morning march 1st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to the "early show" here on a tuesday morning, march 1st. >> nice to have you back. hard to believe it's already march. the year is flying by. go want to get you started with the revolution in libya and the very latest there. the u.s. is trying on increase pressure on moammar gadhafi sending warships and aircraft to the region. meantime billions in libya's foreign assets have now been frozen and overnight rebels held off a prolonged attack by pro gadhafi f
a mystery, despite his promises of a long war with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the lsu hand over control of the however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises from the crippled nuclear plant and residents are being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. >>> and good morning. good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue to follow this and have an update on the situation t
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in libya. we begin our coverage with cbs news corresp
and the latest there. the u.s. is trying to increase pressure on moammar gadhafi sending warships and aircraft to the region. in the meantime, billions of libyan assets have been frozen and overnight rebels held off a long attack by pro-gadhafi forces outside tripoli. mandy clark has more for us this morning. mandy, hello. >> reporter: hello. international pressure is building as the world looks at the situation here. libyan assets have been frozen. new sanctions are being considered. and there are even discussions of imposing a no-fly zone over libyan air space. gadhafi laughed at suggestions that his people want him out. >> they love me. all of my people with me, they love me all. they will die to protect me and my people. >> reporter: yesterday, we saw firsthand in a city they raging up tensions which is in the hands of the rebels and gadhafi's stronghold to the west. we arrived shortly after government planes are bombed nearby weapons depot and found the local militia scrambling to load anti-aircraft guns. down the road, we found other men guarding a major oil terminal. the facility itself
to russ. >> okay. thank you, rebecca. the u.s. has pledged to help japan any way it can. cbs news correspondent whit johnson is at the white house with that part of the story. hey, whit, good morning. >> russ good morning to you. well of course this nuclear power plant are among the top concerns for the white house here. president obama has been in direct contact with japan's prime minister. the u.s. department of energy has been in contact with their japanese counterparts. and the u.s. government really is sparing no resources for a country the president calls one of our strongest and closest allies. >> -- potentially catastrophic disaster, and the images of destruction and flooding coming out of japan are simply heartbreaking. >> reporter: president obama declared a firm u.s. commitment to japan's ongoing recovery. the white house is monitoring each development on a tragedy that, for the president, hits close to home. >> i have such a close, personal friendship and connection to the japanese people in part because i grew up in hawaii where i was very famili
away. workers are ordered to evacuate once again. >>> defiant. as u.s. and allied forces pound targets in libya for a fourth straight night, moammar gadhafi emerges in public to tell his supporters he will be victorious. meantime, president obama heads home to work on handing over responsibility for the no-fly zone. and nato finally gets ready to step in, after diplomatic back and forth. >>> and spring snow. a major storm bringing snow and ice in the midwest to the northeast. millions of residents waking up to a very messy commute this morning. we'll tell you which areas will be hit the hardest and when all this winterlike weather will finally say good-bye, "early" this wednesday morning, march finally say good-bye, "early" this wednesday morning, march 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning to you on this wednesday. i'm erica hill. >> and i'm chris wragge. like we mentioned a second ago, moammar gadhafi speaking for the first time since the implementation of the no-fly zone and telling his supporters there that we will win in the short-term. we will win in the long-
>>> good morning. presidential pressure. as moammar gadhafi continues to thumb his nose at the u.s. and its allies, striking back at libyan rebels, president obama tells cbs news it is time for gadhafi to give up the fight. >> we've got to ratchet up our diplomatic and our political pressure on him so that at some point he makes a decision to leave. >> we'll hear more from our interview with the president, and speak with former defense secretary donald rumsfeld about the u.s. mission in libya. >>> plane scary. officials discover a bullet hole in a us airways passenger jet after a flight from philadelphia to charlotte. now an investigation is under way to try to figure out just where it came from, and how serious a threat it posed to the aircraft and its passengers. >>> and fighting back. a middle school student from connecticut goes on youtube with an emotional plea for help after being bullied by her classmates for years. that video is now burning up the internet, adding to the national debate, causing quite a stir, "early" this wednesday morning, debate, causing quite a stir, "ea
on the damage, and we'll tell you just how much of the u.s. could be at risk. "early" this friday morning, be at risk. "early" this friday morning, march 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> those pictures and that sound give you a very good idea of just what people in japan are dealing with this morning. those shots, of course, of the magnitude 8.9 quake which hit just about 2:46 local time. >> the images, as you can see, are devastating. and that quake triggered a tsunami. some waves reported as high as 30 feet high, and that wall of mud just sweeping away everything in its path right now. the death toll in the area is on the rise. buildings in tokyo, which are currently on fire right now, 4 million buildings in the region without power. so this is a devastating situation that we're watching unfold minute by minute right now. >> indeed we are. you imagine tokyo is about 230 miles south of the city closest to where this earthquake hit. that is really making its way through japan. we want to get youed very latest this morning. we do want to start in japan where the country is in chaos
, as scientists scramble to figure out how to contain it. >>> handing over control. the u.s. confirms it will take a back seat to nato in enforcing the no-fly zone over libya, as air strikes continue on moammar gadhafi and his forces. but as the transfer of power gets set to happen, president obama finds himself on the hot seat over his handling of the crisis. >>> and tower fallout. a sleeping air traffic controller at reagan national airport is suspended as the faa considers big changes, after two airliners are forced to land without any help from the tower. widespread than anyone thought? find out "early" this friday widespread than anyone thought? find out "early" this friday morning, march 25th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, welcome to "the early show." some breaking news from the fukushima nuclear plant in japan. that number three reactor, which has been the source of so many problems since the earthquake and tsunami almost two weeks ago, now they're talking about a combination that uranium and plu tain yum combinations could be leaking into the air at this hour. good morni
plume that is just reaching the u.s. >>> also this morning, another major story unfolding in libya where the gadhafi government announced a cease-fire against rebel forces that is after the u.n. approved a no-fly zone over libya setting the stage for a possible military showdown. we have the latest for you from libya and japan "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning on a friday. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. we bring you a live west coast update of "the early show." following two major stories this morning. >> one really developing over the last hour or two. we are learning that libya has declared an immediate cease-fire. promising to stop military operation. this comes on the heels of the u.n. approval of a no-fly zone. the latest on the situation ahid. >>> the latest on the japan disaster. danger level raised at that crippled nuclear plant in fukushima. the u.n. atomic energy chief says plant workers are, quote, racing against the clock to prevent a catastrophe. they paused for a moment of silence one week when the earthquake hit
the nation. saying u.s. role in attacking moammar gadhafi forces is limited, but necessary. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter in mass graves before taking action. >> gadhafi is still clinging to power and many question whether the u.s. and its allies are doing enough to push him out. we will talk with tu.s. baee ambassador to the u.n. and john mccain. >>> the snake hunt. the venomous cobra that escaped from the bronx zoo remains on loose this morning creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers "early" this tuesday morning, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. welcome back to the country. the time zone, the program. >> nice to be back sitting next to you, chris. >>> things were busy while i was away. >>> more on the president speech's last night and that ongoing battle for libya. this morning, rebel forces are macing more resistance from gadhafi militias. a state department diplomat is going to benghazi and meet with rebel leaders for the first time. in the meantime, secretary of st
>>> good morning. a responsibility to act. president obama addresses the nation saying u.s. role in attacking moammar gadhafi's forces is limited, but necessary. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> but nearly two weeks in to the mission, gadhafi is still clinging to power and many question whether the u.s. is doing enough to push him out. we'll talk with the president's ambassador to the u.n. and with republican senator john mccain. >>> walmart lawsuit. a massive sex discrimination suit against the retail giant heads to the supreme court today. it could involve more than a million female employees and cost america's biggest employer billions of dollars. >>> and the snake hunt. the venomous cobra remains on the loose creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. >> good to have you back. welcome back to the country, the time zone. >> nice to be back sitting
in your piece, who said i can get information on the internet about what to do in the u.s. if i'm worried, but i'm not getting the information here. is there -- i mean are people, when you're out there, are they asking you for information, that they feel like they're not getting from their own government? >> no, nobody's coming up to us. i think everybody sits and watches the tv all day. and as we said in the piece, there really is a level of frustration with the nuclear authority here, because they've had some problems in the past that they've tried to cover up, that they have had to come back later and say, well we did know this all along and we apologize, and they just don't have a track record of authority that people really trust in the long run. >> and certainly in a situation like this, that is the last thing you want. harry smith in tokyo this morning. harry, thanks. >> you bet. >> chris? >> erica, thank you. let's get more now on the health risks in and around that nuclear plant in fukushima. joining us now is medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton with more on that, of course
-fly zone from the u.s., while on the ground, cia operatives are working with the rebels who continue their retreat from moammar gadhafi's forces. this as the white house considers sending in weapons to aid the fight against the libyan dictator. >>> out like a lion. a powerful spring storm causes serious damage in the south. now it's heading up the east coast where it could dump as much as a foot of snow in some areas, and lead to some major flooding. we'll bring you the latest on the winter weather that never seems to end. >>> and back in the watt ever. one year after drowning its trainer, a killer whale returns to performing at sea world in orlando. and while new safety changes are in place, critics warn they may not be enough to prevent another tragedy. we'll have all those stories "early" this thursday morning, we'll have all those stories "early" this thursday morning, march 31st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. we do begin w
bombs a key rebel position as u.s. officials of the potential danger of a no-fly zone over libya. we will go live to libya for the latest on the conflict. >>> targeting troops. new details emerge in the shooting deaths of two u.s. airmen in germany as officials investigate the suspect's spob ties to terrorism. we take you to frankfurt where the suspect appears in court today. >>> helpless. emotional appearance on capitol hill actor mickey roone yip admits he is a victim of elder abuse. we will hear more from the 90-year-old legend on the issue that affects millions of americans "early" this thursday morning, march 3rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> hi, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us today. we begin this morning with the latest from libya. this morning, leader moammar gadhafi's air force is bombing rebel forces there in the east once again. cbs news correspondent mandy clark joins us from ajdabiya this morning. mandy, hello. >> reporter: hello. well, we're on the road towards the fron
be heard for 25 miles. u.s. navy ships in the area moved further away after detecting radiation from the plant. nearly 2 million households are without electricity in japan where it is freezing. 1.4 million homes without water, food is scarce and gasoline rationed nationwide. the growing nuclear threat is receiving so much attention at this hour. that is where we begin in fukushima. >> reporter: some part of fukushima didn't suffer much visible earthquake damage, but the people in this town are dealing with an entirely different threat, 20 miles outside of the nuclear evacuation zone. inside that zone, a second explosion at the damaged daiichi nuclear complex in three days left radioactive smoke pouring into the sky. this time 11 workers were injured in a planned attempt to release steam from the third reactor. the outer casing burst into pieces though its core is said to be intact. today's blast could be felt 25 miles away and triggered an alert from anyone in the zone to stay indoors. radiation levels at the dee eachy complex were too high on saturday, but authorities say they have
, is still under the control of the united states. the u.s. officials had hoped last night that nato would vote to turn the entire operation over to nato, but they did not. hillary clinton hopes to nail that down when she goes to london next week to negotiate again with nato allies but i tell you even after control is turned over to nato, u.s. pilots will still be deeply involved flying everything from surveillance missions to combat missions. chris? >> cbs' chip reid at the white house for us, thank you. >>> also in washington this morning is cbs news political analyst john dickerson. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> the president getting a lot of criticism from both sides of the aisle for not consulting more with congress on this and waiting for the handover to nato right now. does that criticism get brushed back a little with this handover? >> members of both parties in congress like to be brought in on these decisions, so part of this is just they are angry they have been left out in the cold. also this idea that this was an open-ended unclear mission to the extent the presiden
>>> good morning. making the case. president obama gets set to address the nation tonight, on the u.s. mission in libya, from short-term goals to a possible exit strategy. this as rebel forces gain ground, and allied air strikes continue to pound targets inside libya, including moammar gadhafi's hometown. >>> radiation scare. after a partial meltdown at japan's crippled nuclear plant, radiation levels are 100,000 times higher than normal. as the government warns that the contamination is creeping into sea water and the ground, now traces of radiation are being detected as far away as massachusetts. >>> and wedding worries. with just over one month to go until the royal wedding, a huge anti-government protest in london turned violent, putting a renewed spotlight on security for the big day. this as new details emerge on everything from the cake to the bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning from london. you are looking at a beautiful day here. we are live at buckingha
. >>> good morning. striking back. moammar gadhafi's air force bombs a key rebel position as u.s. officials warn of the potential danger of a no-fly zone over libya. we'll go live to libya for the latest on the conflict. >>> targeting troops. new details emerge in the shooting deaths of two u.s. airmen in germany, as officials investigate the suspect's possible ties to terrorism. we'll take you to frankfurt where the suspect will appear in court today. >>> and helpless. in an emotional appearance on capitol hill actor mickey rooney admits he's a victim of elder abuse. we're going to hear more from the 90-year-old hollywood legend about the issue that affects millions of americans, "early" this thursday morning, march 3rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and hi everyone welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. good to have you with us today. we begin with the very latest from libya. this morning, leader moammar gadhafi's air force is bombing rebel forces there in the east once again. cbs news correspondent mandy
increase in that amount of time, ever. >> $65 for gas. pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: u.s. drivers are currently paying an average of $3.51 a gallon. with libya's oil fields shut and production stopped. if the crisis escalates, some analysts see $4 a gallon right around the corner, and that concern has the obama administration deciding whether to take the drastic step of tapping the nation. >> the issue of the reserves is one we're considering. i think that no one would doubt that the uncertainty in the middle east right now has caused this tremendous increase in the last number of weeks. >> reporter: the u.s.-held emergency oil supply called the strategic petroleum reserve contains 727 million barrels of oil. enough to supply the nation for several months. proponents say releasing oil from the reserves would calm spiking gas prices. but critics say the oil reserves r a true emergency. >> i don't think it's going to make a big difference with respect to prices. and i think at this point, we can digest these prices. >> now, to put this into perspective. we typically tap into those r
>>> good morning. the libyan government of moammar gadhafi calls the u.s. resolution to intervene invalid, and says western allies will regret interfering in libya. in the eastern half of the country, rebels shot down a warplane attacking their stronghold, despite gadhafi's claims of a cease-fire. president obama says america could soon join its nato allies in military action. are we on the brink of intervention? >>> and disaster in japan. exhausted engineers struggle to get power restored at the country's crippled nuclear reactors. in the hopes of avoiding a meltdown. meanwhile, high levels of radiation begin to show up in food in japan, as the country's prime minister urges his people to show courage in the wake of their unspeakable tragedy. we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> new york city waking up to a sunny saturday morning. the last saturday before spring begins. welcome to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> and i'm russ mitchell. two major
, president obama's top advisers are set to meet today to outline a possible u.s. military response. we'll talk with secretary of state hillary clinton about the role the u.s. may play in stopping gadhafi. >>> a father's outrage. as the man conwitted of murdering his young son is set to be released early from prison, a rhode island father vows to seek revenge more than three decades after the brutal crime. >> all i think about is trying to find a way to get to this man to kill him. that's in my every thought. >> you'll hear more from the father, and we'll look at what authorities are doing to deal with this unusual case. >>> and troubled web. reports out this morning, broadway's "spider-man" has hit yet another snag. opening night perhaps being pushed back for the sixth time. we'll take you inside the drama surrounding the musical "early" this wednesday morning, march surrounding the musical "early" this wednesday morning, march 9th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> around good wednesday morning to you. nice to have you with us here on "the early show," i'm erica hill. >> and i'm chri
. they met in paris to discuss u.s. aid for the earthquake relief effort. clinton then flew to cairo and meeting with represent tivers of the new egyptian government. >>> israel says it intercepted a ship carrying weapons this morning. the military says the ship was stopped in the mediterranean about 200 miles off israeli coast and originated in turkey and israel says it was headed for egypt. milt officials say the weapons were intended for use by terror groups in gaza. >>> after weeks of political unrest bahrain government declared a three-month state of emergency today. a military force from saudi arabia arrived in bahrain yesterday. today one of those troops was shot to death. the state department is advising americans not to travel to bahrain. >>> the bus driver in saturday's horrifying bus crash in new york city has a criminal record. williams gave the police the name eric when he was ticketed in 1995 for speeding and driving without a license and also convicted of manslaughter two decades ago. 15 people died in that crash. federal officials are investigating williams' activitie
government forces and refbls on several fronts this morning. meanwhile, two u.s. warships entered the suez canal today, moving closer to the libyan coast. 400 marines are on board to help evacuate civilians, or provide humanitarian relief. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is with us with the very latest this morning. andy, good morning. >> good morning. i'm on the road to el breg which is a strategic town in eastern libya and also where pro-gadhafi forces are battling rebels in this oil stricken area. we're hearing that the rebels are managing to hold back the pro-gadhafi forces. we speak to one eyewitness on the phone, who described hearing jets overhead, and rockets going off. there's also a plume of smoke, which he says was part of an aerial bombardment. but it's unclear what was hit. now, we're currently in adjibaday and locals here say there's been an aerial campaign as well. they're saying a weapons depot has been hit but we can't independently verify that at the minute. >> mandy, el breg, you said you're on your way there. why is that area so important? >> well, el breg is particu
night could be heard for 25 miles. u.s. navy ships in the area moved further away this morning, after detecting radiation from the plant. there are nearly 2 million households without electricity in northern japan, where it is freezing. at one point, 4 million homes are without water. food is scarce and gasoline is now being rationed nationwide. but it is the growing nuclear threat that is receiving so much of the attention at this hour. and that's where we begin with cbs news correspondent celia hatton, who is in fukushima. >> reporter: parts of fukushima didn't suffer much visible earthquake damage but the people living in this town are dealing with an entirely different threat. they're located just 20 miles outside the nuclear evacuation zone. inside that zone a second explosion at the damaged daiichi nuclear complex in just three days. left radioactive smoke pouring into the sky. this time, 11 workers were injured in a planned attempt to release steam and ease rising pressure from the plant's third reactor. the reactor's outer casing burst into pieces. though
continue to escalate between government forces and rebels on several fronts this morning. two u.s. warships enter the u.s. canal this morning. 400 marines on board to help evacuate civilians or provide humanitarian relief. mandy clark is in ajdabiya with the latest for us this morning. man mandy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm on the road to al brega a town in eastern libya and where pro gadhafi forces are battling rebels in willing oil shipping area. now, we are hearing that the rebels are managing to hold back the pro-gadhafi forces. we spoke to one eyewitness on the phone who described hearing jets overhead and rockets going off. there is also a plume of smoke which he said was part of an aerial bombardment but it's unclear what was hit. now, we are currently in ajdabiya and locals say an aerial campaign as well. they are saying a weapons dough poe has been hit but we can't independently verify that at the minute. >> mandy, al brega, why is that area so important? you said you're on your way there. >> al brega is particularly important to gadhafi because it's an oil export
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